Tracking Philadelphia’s major developments in 2015January 28, 2015 | by Brooke Willmes
Few major developments we are tracking in 2015 that will involve more green space here in Philadelphia.
Rivers in Motion
We have seen a surge in riverfront projects that have sprouted along the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers and it looks that it will continue into 2015. On the Schuykill side, the new boardwalk will slowly be joined by the University of Penn’s Pennovation Center, a 200,000 sq foot mixed used facility. It will be facility slated to serve as an innovation hub for new business and tech start-ups. On the Delaware river side of things, Pier 68 looks to debut this year along with a possible waterfront park in Bridesburg and a slew of other planned developments by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. Plans such as the Penn’s Landing Park, The Delaware River Trail expansion and the Columbia Avenue Connector to name a few.
Naval Yard City
South Philadelphia is joining in the mix with developments not to miss this year. In 2013, over twenty companies moved to the Naval Yard, among them Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners who broke ground on a 74 acre site at the Yard in April. This year we can expect the Central Green Park, a 4.5 acre green space designed by those responsible for the Race Street Pier and New York’s High line to open this spring. We can also expect great restaurants to open up in the Yard this year such as a second location of the famous Port Richmond pizzeria Taccenollies.